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Denver Beer Beat | Colorado Beer Events for Week of July 31, 2019

Denver Beer Beat (Tristan)

The Denver Beer Beat is a weekly roundup of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, and more happening in the Front Range and beyond. Be sure to check in each Wednesday to discover anything and everything happening around Colorado’s beer scene. Now let’s get to this week’s can’t miss beer events.

Wednesday, July 31

Butter Beer Release @ Launch Pad Brewery (Aurora) – 884 S Buckley Rd, Aurora, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, July 31, 2:00pm

Details: Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday this Wednesday with Butter Beer! This is a collaboration with Chocolate Lab Denver.

(Beer Release)

Raspberry Sour Hazy IPA Small Batch Release @ WestFax Brewing (Lakewood) – 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, July 31, 3:00pm – 10:00pm

Details: Join WestFax on Wednesday the 31st for the release of their latest small batch release, Raspberry Sour Hazy IPA. There will only be one keg available which means it will not be available to-go. Get here early, it’s expected to go fast!

(Beer Release)

Book Launch Party for Beer Lover’s Colorado @ Fiction Beer Co (Denver) – 7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, July 31, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Details: Join John Frank, former beer writer for the Denver Post and with the Colorado Sun at Fiction Beer Company for the release of Beer Lover’s Colorado, a definitive guidebook to the best breweries, brewpubs, bars and beer festivals in Colorado. Grab a beer with the author and buy a signed copy of the book before the official publish date August 1st.

(Book Launch)

Thursday, August 1

IPA Day @ Cedar Creek Pub (Aurora) – 2100 N Ursula St, Aurora, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, August 1, 11:00am – 9:00pm

Details: Join Cedar Creek Pub for National IPA Day with a special tap takeover featuring the following:
Russian River Brewing Company Pliny The Elder
Maine Beer Company Lunch IPA
Pure Project Brewing Double Dust IPA
Fremont Brewing Lush IPA
Lagunitas Brewing Co Phase Change IPA
Alpine Beer Company Dankersters Paradise
Old Nation Brewing Co. M-43 IPA

(Tap Takeover)

Odell IPA Day @ Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) – 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, August 1, 11:00am – 8:00pm

Details:  Join Odell Brewing on August 1st for IPA Day and celebrate Mountain Standard IPA and all of Odell’s hop-tastic beers. They’re going big this year and have some awesome things in the works:

– Get an IPA Flight + IPA Tee Combo for $20
– We’ve all seen a mechanical bull. But what about a mechanical elephant? Saddle up and ride the Odell IPA Elephant.

(Specialty Flight)

National IPA Day @ Verboten Brewing (Loveland) – 127 E. 5th Street, Loveland,, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, August 1, 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Details: Verboten is celebrating one of their favorite beers with a very special release of a Pineapple Stealth Haze for National IPA Day!

They will do a limited edition keg for the day, and everyone who orders a pint of IPA on this day can purchase a Verboten pint glass for $1 while supplies last!

(Beer Release)

Hickory Peach Wee Heavy: Bottle & Tap Release @ Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project (Denver) – 925 W 8th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, August 1, 3:00pm – 11:00pm

Details: Intrepid Sojourner’s World Beer Cup Silver Award Winner returns on tap AND in 500 mL bottles!

They harvested 30 lbs of shagbark hickory bark and roasted 100 lbs of palisade peaches to create this Wee Heavy inspired by their Indiana roots and Colorado culture. Caramel and marshmallow notes from the hickory bark along with sweet and smoky flavors from the roasted peaches blend well with the dark fruit essence of this Scottish Wee Heavy. *$11.99 per bottle. Beer Club Members may purchase bottles one day early on Wednesday, July 31!*

(Bottle & Beer Release)

IPA Day @ Comrade Brewing (Denver) – 7667 E Iliff Ave, Ste F, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, August 1, 4:00pm – 11:00pm

Details: If you’re a Comrade fan, you know they love our IPAs! IPA day is one of Comrade’s favorite holidays so they wanted to share some special beers with you!
Tapping at 4pm:
-Two different Double Dry Hopped Superpower variants
-Grapefruit Superpower
Plus all other IPAs on rotating tap list!

(Beer Release)

Beer Pairing Dinner @ Timnath Beerwerks (Timnath) – 4138 Main St, Timnath, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, August 1, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Details: Join Timnath as they create an amazing 3-course menu expertly paired with Timnath Beerwerks beers. Plus, you get a surprise bite and pairing at the end! Come celebrate Two Fat Justins and thei inaugural brewery dinner.

Course 1:
Country ham with beer mustard, biscuit, and jalapeno peach jam
Beer pairing: Cantaloupe Gose

Course 2:
Smoked pepper and paprika chicken thigh, with corn on the cob with cotija cheese and cilantro
Beer pairing: Helles Bock

Course 3
Skirt steak taco with salsa, radish, queso fresco and pickled red onion
Beer pairing: Barrel Aged Amber

$30 per person is your ticket to a 3-beer, 3-course meal organized by Chef Justin Kruger, home-chef and Certified Cicerone Justin Wright, and of course your Timnath Beerwerks staff. Tickets are limited to ages 21+, and tickets must be purchased in advance of the dinner to reserve your spot.

(Beer Dinner)

Friday, August 2

Bon Bon Cerise Release @ Avery Brewing (Boulder) – 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 2, 11:30am – 10:00pm

Details: Bon-Bon Cerise is here! No. 53 in Avery’s one-and-done Barrel-Aged Series is an Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon barrels with cherry, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans. This dark, rich stout will remind you of a certain treat with tart, gooey cherries in a dark chocolate shell. Take a bite of this blissful beverage, courtesy of their beer chocolatiers! Available Friday, August 2 in our Tap Room and in select liquor stores.

(Bottle Release)

2X Can Release @ Cerebral Brewing (Denver) – 1477 Monroe St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 2, 11:30am – 10:00pm

Details: Join Cerebral Brewing on Friday, 8/2 for the dual can release of Rare Trait & International Waters!

DDH Rare Trait – DDH House India Pale Ale – 6.4%

Too much of good thing? Doubtful. Rare Trait is Cerebral’s crown jewel, their mission statement, a proverbial shot over the bow, so why not ramp things up a bit, right? Remember when Shredder drinks the ooze and becomes Super Shredder? That’s the idea.
GRIST: Pilsner, Wheat, Oats
HOPS: Citra, El Dorado, Azacca, Mosaic
$18/4-Pack, Limit 1/2 Case PP. It will also be available on tap.

International Waters – 5.1% Foeder Pilsner

Ah, the high seas! Where the only law that applies comes down to the flag that flies upon the mast! Where a person can truly escape the constraints of the state and embrace their inner scallywag! Where bootleg designer wear is the uniform of choice and contraband products flow like wine! Where every confiscated shipping container feels like Christmas Day and teaching a monkey to knife fight isn’t a crime, but a pastime! What does this kind of unbridled liberty taste like?! Well, Sandalwood, White Pepper & Honeysuckle to start…from there you’re free to go your own way. Hey, look at me. You’re the captain now.
GRIST: Pilsner, Raw Wheat ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
HOPS: Sterling, Taiheke ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
$14/4-Pack, Limit 1 case PP. It will also be available on tap.

(Can Release)

DDH Willow Can Release @ Outer Range Brewing (Frisco) – 182 Lusher Ct., Unit #2, Frisco, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 2, 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Details: Outer Range is releasing a DDH version of their Willow Double IPA on Friday, Aug 2 starting at 12pm. Here’s info on the beer:

Hops: Mosaic, Tettnang, Golding
Availability: 100 cases
Limit: 1 case/pp

(Can & Beer Release)

Blue England IPA Release @ Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project (Denver) – 925 W 8th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 2, 3:00pm – 11:00pm

Details: Intrepid Sojourner is *finally* releasing their second New England IPA, Blue England! Your favorite hazy fruit forward IPA with blueberries, vanilla, and a myriad of juicy hops. 6.7% ABV.

(Beer Release)

Oktoberfest Lager Release @ Ska Brewing (Durango) – 225 Girard St, Durango, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 2, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Details: It’s Oktoberfest Season!  Announcing the release of the GABF Gold Medal Award-Winning Vienna Style Lager! Available for a limited time in 12oz. cans. Ska will have delicious food pairings from The Container Restaurant and beer specials! Join them at World HQ at 5pm!

Saturday, August 3

Bottle Release: Delight of Silenus @ Cerberus Brewing (Colorado Springs) – 702 W Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 3, 11:00am – 12:00am

Details: Cerberus Brewing has been working on some secret barrel aged goodness over the past year and they’re finally ready to share it with you! Join them Saturday, August 3rd for their very 1st bottle release.

Delight of Silenus Imperial Stout
Aged in Maker’s Mark Bourbon Barrels for 1 year
15% ABV
$22 per bottle
Limit 1 case per person

Delight of SIlenus
Joy of Silenus: Delight with Toasted Coconut, Toasted Almonds, and Vanilla (draft only)

All bottles will be available while supplies last starting at 11am on the 3rd. We will be throwing Delight of Silenus and Joy of Silenus on tap that Saturday at 11am!

(Bottle & Beer Release)

4-Year Anny Yacht Party @ Call to Arms Brewing (Denver) – 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 3, 12:00pm – 11:00pm

Details: 4 YEARS…where does the time go?!?! It sure does fly by when surrounded by this extraordinary community, incredible patrons, amazing staff, and tasty, tasty beers. Join Call to Arms for their 4-Year Anny Yacht Party on Saturday, August 3rd in celebration & gratitude with special beer releases (some old favorites and some newbies), music, food, and who knows what else!

They’ll have Rolling Smoke BBQ at Stanley Marketplace food truck in the house from Noon – 7pm. DJDesire will me mixin’ up the yacht rock from 3 – 6pm. And The Alcapones will be bringing the live jazz/ska/reggae fusion as the sun goes down from 7 – 9:30pm. Stay tuned for more event deets!

(Anniversary Party and Beer Releases)

“Brew Claw” Cream Ale / Totes Habaneros / Tangerine Sour IPA Crowler [email protected] Something Brewery (Brighton) – 117 N Main St, Unit A, Brighton, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 3, 12:00pm – 11:00pm

Details: Something Brewery is releasing a pink guava passion fruit cream ale available as a limited special release in crowlers and on tap! They know how much you all are into your natural beer flavors and calories, so Something made the best beer they can that fits that exact thing, Brew Claw! Ain’t No Laws When You’re Drinking the Claws!

A pineapple mango habanero double IPA is coming at you! Totes Habaneros is a take on a fan favorite in the past is coming back and is better than ever. Changing it up a bit to be doing a 10% Double IPA and using tons of mangos and pineapple purée. Then topping it all off with some of those delicious habaneros

A Creamsicle style Tangerine Sour IPA is coming your way! Made with tons of fresh tangerine purée in a delicious tart sour IPA and topped off with some smooth sweat vanilla.

(Crowler & Beer Release)

2nd Annual IPARADE @ Factotum Brewhouse (Denver) – 3845 Lipan St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 3, 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Details: The 2nd Annual IPA tap takeover and celebration is happening at Factotum Brewhouse, or an IPA Parade if you will!

August is National IPA Month and Factotum will be kicking it off with this special annual celebration that will be showcasing 10 of the most popular and varied IPAs styles; all freshly brewed and on tap for one day only!

Ticket purchase includes:
Commemorative glassware and ALL 5 oz tastings

(Beer Releases)

Splish Splash Odd13’s 6 Year Bash @ Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) – 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 3, 12:00pm – 11:00pm

Details: Splish Splash come celebrate Odd13’s 6 year bash on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019! This year they’re celebrating with a *poolside block party with beer floats, slushies, a dunk tank, and limited can releases! **Details below:

  • Free entry event (no ticket entry is required)
  • Food Trucks: Burger Radio, French Twist, Scrooge Maki, Orange Crunch, Sweet Cow – Ice Cream
  • Beer slushies are coming!
  • Stay tuned for our amazing to-go list!

(Anniversary Party)

Sippin’ Pretty Patio Party @ Broadway Market (Denver)  – 950 N Broadway, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 3, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Details: You’re invited to the patio of Broadway Market Denver to celebrate summer at our Sippin’ Pretty Patio Party on August 3!

We’ll be featuring Sippin’ Pretty by Odell Brewing Co, a fruited sour ale that’s one of our favorite summer drinks, and a special menu of tiki-inspired cocktails.

We’re hosting some giveaways for party attendees, too, including one of our Fancy Gents aprons that our bartenders get so many compliments on.

(Beer Cocktails)

Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival @ Keystone (Keystone) – 140 Ida Belle Dr, Keystone, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 3, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Details: Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies. Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 40+ craft breweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys.

Live music kicks up on three stages and the “best of the best” grace us with their presence throughout the two days.

Beer Tasting Packages:
1-Day Beer Glass Pass (Saturday ONLY or Sunday ONLY): $40 in Advance // $45 At the Gate

Saturday OR Sunday ONLY.
Weekend Beer Glass Pass: $75 in Advance // $80 At the Gate

We’re Turning Two @ Purpose Brewing (Fort Collins) – 4025 S. Mason St., Unit C, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 3, 2:00pm – 9:00pm

Details: Purpose Brewing will be celebrating their 2nd Anniversary with music, games, food, and……… wait for it …….. BEER. Lots of beer!

They have the fun & funky tunes of jangleTHUMP playing Saturday and the lyrical musings of CSU alum Nina Forsyth on Sunday. Grab your beer and head to one of the many game spots — giant Jenga, mega ring toss, mini ping pong, XL bananagrams and checkers… and more. Friendly rivalries encouraged! Their very talented friends from Z•Catering have created a menu that thoughtfully pairs with thei anniversary beers. Purpose forward to celebrating our big day with you… and don’t forget your dog!

(Beer Release & Anniversary Party)

Harry Potter Birthday Bash @ Fiction Beer Co. (Denver) – 7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 3, 2:00pm – 11:00pm

Details: Harry Potter turns 21! Join Fiction for a Harry Potter birthday party of sorts!

Join Fiction for a mystical muggle celebration of The Boy Who Lived! They’ve used all of their Hogwarts knowledge and know-how to bring you a magical day of events.

To summarize:
•Harry Potter themed food menu from Boar & Castle Mobile Eatery
•Their beer menu is getting the HP transfiguration treatment
They’ve crafted a Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans slushie beer. Tutti-frutti is the jelly bean
•They’re blowing out the candles on a custom-made Harry Potter birthday cake precisely at 7:31 pm Cake slices are FREE until the cake is gone
•Play Wizards Unite and make new friends
Costume contest! Gift cards will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

(Beer Releases)

Cask Ale in Colorado Mountain Country @ The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar (Buena Vista) – 412 E. Main St, Buena Vista, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 3, 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Details: Hogshead is headed up to Buena Vista to pull our Cask Conditioned Ales at The Jailhouse!

(Tap Takeover)

Taps & Tunes w/ 4 Noses Brewing @ Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House (Denver) – 2844 Welton St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 3, 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Details: Dunbar’s 3rd Taps and Tunes of 2019 is with their friends from 4 Noses Brewing Company! This tap takeover includes:

Perfect Drift  -German-Style Pilsner
Into The Tropics: Passionfruit – New England IPA with Passonfruit, Peach, and Mango

Raspberry Blonde – Ale with Raspberries
Mountain Wave – American Mosaic Ale

(Tap Takeover)

Sunday, August 4

Rise and Grind Burlesque Lunch @ Rackhouse Pub (Denver) – 2875 Blake St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Sunday, August 4, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Details: Denver loves brunch and Rebel Girl Productions does too. So Rackhouse decided to start up a burlesque brunch to start your weekend off the right way.

Brunch will start at 10:00am with a sexy set list of music followed by burlesque performances at 11:30am. Brunch will be served until 2:00pm when the Beer Hall will transform back into the giant games party room that it is. Just $10 cash or credit card at the door for a buffet brunch and a burlesque party!

Drink specials (including beermosas, cidermosas and cider aperol spritzes), delicious food and sexy people taking their clothes off for you. What more could you possibly want? Skip the cereal and couch August 4th and head to Rackhouse Pub to join the sexy shenanigans.

(Beer Brunch)

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